L-R: Woodgate Bowls Club President Wayne Stanley and winning team skip Brian Cornish

It’s Carnival Time at Woodgate again!

by bqmedia

The October Fours Carnival at Woodgate has proved successful again this year. The event began when Games Director Maurie Strano had the idea of a weekend of top class bowls and Woodgate Club Manager at the time, Charlie Redman, came on board by securing a $5,000 sponsorship from the then owner/manager of Woodgate Beach Houses in 2007.

Both Maurie and Charlie were top class bowlers who played all over the district as well as further afield. The first competition was invitation only and was quickly booked out. This popular event is a firm favourite with fierce competition and friendly rivalry.

Fifteen years later, the competition has gone from strength-to-strength, with a prize pool of $11,000 and teams competing from all over the State.

Contributed by Lesley Christensen